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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an eclectic kind of crafter delving into many pots. I am just about managing to keep up my Scrapbooking Diary (usually about 6 months behind), plus any cards as required. I have a new found love of Watercolour and Bible Journaling plus recently Faith/Art Journaling too. I've challenged myself to make an art journal page a day for this my 60th year. Previously I've also dabbled in ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Mixed Media, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband, our son has left home now. For exercise I usually play Badminton and go Ballroom and Latin Dancing. I also like walking/Geocaching and sometimes do a bit of Bouncing on my Rebounder (mini trampoline). I have been learning to play the harp for the past 10yrs. I am now officially retired. I am a born again Christian, currently worshiping at my local Vineyard Church.

Sunday 4 August 2013

Alpha Challenge #16 - St David's Day

The letter of the fortnight over at The Craft Barn's Alpha Challenge is "D".

For my special Day I wanted to do St David's Day, the patron saint of Wales as I grew up in Swansea, South Wales. But alas there was no David in my dictionary - sigh.

St David's Day is celebrated on 1st March each year and his emblem is the leek.

However, the flower of Wales is the Daffodil so thought I could do that for my definition. Two birds with one stone methinks.

I used up some patterned paper I have left from a giveaway on 12 months in view, and added some extra stencilling and glitter.

19 comments:

Helen said...

Gorgeous page, and great forcing of your chosen day for D, BJ!! Well done.

Dawn said...

Beautiful page sweetie, I love your thinking with the definition, superb job. I'm loving the colours and gorgeous stenciling too, well done you.
Huge hugs x x x x

Karen said...

How lucky that you could tie in St David's with Daffodil! Another gorgeous page BJ, your book is going to be stunning my lovely. I didn't realise you were Welsh, another lovely Celt. xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great subject! We loved our visit to Wales, and I love the graphics on your card.
Rinda

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting from the Cragt Barn - awesome page BJ - I love Daffodils :0)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful take on the letter D. Love all the details. I've still my thinking cap on.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi BJ - given your Welsh heritage what else could you have chosen? (Mr M hales from Baglan - small world!)Really liking the layers you've built up in your background - I think stencils/masks/templates are my favourite tool at the moment. Hugs MMx

Keren Howell said...

I didn't think of daffodil, which is shameful because I am Welsh - and live in Swansea. Great project for letter D! xxx Keren

Keren Howell said...

Me again. Thanks for visiting my blog. A Mumbles girl, eh? I can see Mumbles lighthouse from my living room window - I live close to Singleton Park, and Mayals is not far away at all. Small world! xxx Keren

Gr√°inne said...

What a great page! I love those challenges which I can still learn from :-) Wonderful idea to take St David's day.Love the color scheme and a great job with the stencilling. Suzanne x

chrissie said...

Wonderful page-love the colour you have used

Chrissie x

Julie Lee said...

A lovely page with some great colour and stencilling. What a good idea to include the daffodil and St David's day in one go! Julie Ann xx

carolfromkiwiland said...

Fantastic page. I like the lettering you have used and the background is stunning. Just another fabulous effort from you BJ and done so quickly, lucky you to have the pressure taken off so soon.

Sylvia said...

Lovely bright page, love the daffodils and the inclusion of St David's Day.

Sylv xx

Claire said...

Great word choice! Like how you managed to incorporate st David's day in there in the end :) I like your background and the stencilling on it, Claire x

Cazzy said...

That was good thinking, lovely page of daffs and St David!

Cazzy x

Maggie said...

Lovely page BJ great thinking to utilize Daffodil and tie it in with your Saints Day, I love St David's town in Wales and always visit the Cathedral there it is stunning, last time we were lucky to hear a choir practice...fabulous.

MaggieH

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Anonymous said...

David and Daffodil.. perfect.
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy